The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) is an independent, worldwide, non-profit and non-partisan organization which serves the Scout Movement. Its purpose is to promote unity and the understanding of Scouting's purpose and principles; while facilitating its expansion and development.
The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), with its headquarters in London, and the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), with its headquarters in Malaysia, are two separate and independent Movements but share the same Founder and the same Fundamental Principles.
Both organisations work together in an atmosphere of good friendship and mutual respect on the Consultative Committee, consisting of membership from both World Boards and World Bureaus. It ensures the exchange of information, and identifies priorities for projects and possibilities for action.